Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Spokane, Wa
My Ride: 85 GLHT, 87 ShelbyZ,
Engine: 2.2 T2 and 2.5 T2
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Re: Free CNC machining for all!!
My goal is to get rid of the stock pump or anything like it all together. I want to mill the intermediate shaft that drives the stock pump down to nothing so it is just capable of holding the timing belt gear which is in turn getting replaced with a Fidanza adjustable gear for weight savings as it is.
Once you convert the system to dry sump you lose all the splash oiling of the gear that drives the stock pump. Warren is even having issues with just a crank scraper. It is not designed to turn crazy rpms. The 7200 my 2.5 was set at for a rev limiter was probably more than it could handle. My Masi is going to be hitting 8grand+ if I can get it set up the way I want it.
The pan should just be to gather the oil that falls down, should have a scraper system and collect the oil. Think of how much of a PITA it's going to be to have to hook up to a pump on the bottom of the block and then have lines running to the pan to get it to the external tank. A real big one.
I know you're trying to do this on the cheap. But I think it's better to be able to have it be easy to install and work with as well. It also needs to have a benefit over stock or it's pointless.
I think something similar to that AMS setup is the way to do it. Just hang it under the intermediate shaft for the axles. Have an adapter that bolts to the front of the crank for a belt gear and go.
On your end just make the bracket, and crank adapter and let people find deals on pumps on Ebay. A reservoir tank might be possible to do as part of the kit as well.
Just my opinions. But I think we need reliability as well as performance above cost. You don't want to have people buy your stuff cause it's cheap then for some reason or another have the engine explode because you're experimenting with a design that isn't proven.